1. Kal Penn

Kalpen Suresh Modi is an American actor, comedian, producer, and former civil servant best known by his stage name Kal Penn. From Harold and Kumar, Van Wilder to guest appearances in How I Met Your Mother, he is one the most popular Indian faces in Hollywood. Penn was born in Montclair, New Jersey, to Gujarati Indian immigrant parents. His mother, Asmita, is a fragrance evaluator for a perfume company, and his father, Suresh Modi, is an engineer.  He regularly visited Gujarat as a child during vacations, which he fondly remembers, and he can speak some Gujarati.


2. Naveen Andrews

Naveen William Sidney Andrews is a British-American actor. He is known for numerous roles, such as Sayid Jarrah in the television series Lost. For his role on Lost, Andrews was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2006, a Primetime Emmy Award in 2005 and received the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2006. Andrews was born in Lambeth, London to Nirmala, a psychologist, and Stanley Andrews, a businessman, both Malayali Nasrani immigrants from Kerala, India.

3. Dev Patel

Dev Patel is an English actor. Born and raised in London to Gujarati Indian Hindu parents. Patel made his screen debut as Anwar Kharral in the first two seasons of the British television teen drama Skins. Dev Patel was born on 23 April 1990 in Harrow, the son of Anita, a care worker, and Raj, an IT consultant. His parents are Gujarati Indian, though they were both born in Nairobi, where there is a significant Indian community; they immigrated to England separately in their teens, and first met in London.

4. Freida Pinto

Freida Selena Pinto is an Indian actress who has appeared mainly in American and British films. She was born and raised in Mumbai, India. Pinto rose to prominence through the 2008 British drama Slumdog Millionaire, her first appearance in a film. She won the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and was nominated for various awards at the British Academy Film Awards, the MTV Movie Awards and the Teen Choice Awards.

5. Kunal Nayyar

Kunal Nayyar is a British Indian actor known for his role as Rajesh Koothrappali in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. Nayyar was born in Hounslow, London, to a Punjabi family and was brought up in New Delhi, India.  He attended St Columba’s School in New Delhi, where he played badminton for the school team. His parents live in New Delhi.